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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks from 1990+

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe & Yukon -> Air Conditioning System Troubleshooting
Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0 V8 GAS

If an air conditioning system fault is suspected, inspect the following conditions:

  • Inspect outer surfaces of radiator and condenser cores to ensure air flow is not blocked by dirt, leaves or other foreign material.
  • Restrictions or kinks in condenser core, hoses or tubes.
  • Blower motor operation.
  • Refriger...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Hydraulic Brake System Specifications
Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6 V8 GAS

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Aveo, Chevette 1.8L Diesel, Corvette, GTO, LaCrosse, Malibu (2004-06) & Malibu Maxx, Vibe, XLR, 2004-05 Corvette & 1998-2002 Metro & Prizm
Vehicle: 1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6 V8 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the v...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Install a brass drift or a screwdriver to prevent rotor from turning.
  • Remove axle nut and washer.
  • Remove ball joint pinch bolt, then using a suitable pry bar, separate ball joint from knuckle.
  • Remove drive axle from hub and bearing assembly using front hub spindle remover t...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac XLR 4.6 V8 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Diagnostic Tests

Refer to Figs. and for diagnostic test procedures.

Intermittent & Poor Connections

Intermittents

Most intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following:

  • Wiring broken inside insulation.
  • Poor connection between male and female terminal at connector.
  • Poor terminal to wire connection. Some conditions which fall under this are:
    • Poor crimps.
    • Poor solder joints.
    • Crimping over wire insulat...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Deville 4.6 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove drive belt.
  • Remove radiator.
  • Disconnect wiring harness connector from alternator.
  • Reposition protective boot from alternator output BAT terminal for access.
  • Remove alternator output BAT terminal nut and disconnect...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2004-09 SRX
Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6 V8 GAS

On 2004-07 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

On 2008-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 25,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Place the wipers in Park position then open hood.
  • Remove the wiper arm nuts.
  • Remove the upper hood assist rods from ball studs.
  • Remove the wiper arms.
  • Tilt the hood rearward to access air inlet grille panel, while supporting hood assembly.
  • Remove the upp...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Service Air Cond Lamp -> Cadillac
Vehicle: 1993 Cadillac Deville Touring 4.9 V8 GAS

This lamp should light when the A/C system detects a low refrigerant charge. The lamp should light for approximately two seconds after ignition has been turned on as a bulb inspection.

If while operating vehicle, the lamp lights for approximately 60 seconds and then goes off, the refrigerant level is low enough to cause reduced cooling capacity. At this point the blower motor will increase speed to try to offset the loss in cooling capacity. The lamp will be automatically reset after system has been inspected and refrigerant c...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac XLR 4.6 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove radiator inlet hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp from thermostat housing using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from thermostat housing.
  • Disconnect radiator outlet hose from engine support bracket.
  • Remove air cleaner intake duct.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove radiator outlet...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6 V8 GAS

  • Rotate drive belt tensioner mechanism upward, away from drive ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

In-Car Temperature Sensor  Diagram for 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood  4.5 V8 GASIn-Car Temperature Sensor Diagram for 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • In-Car Temperature Sensor
  • Aspirator
  • Engine Compartment Components Diagram for 2008 Cadillac XLR Platinum 4.6 V8 GASEngine Compartment Components Diagram for 2008 Cadillac XLR Platinum 4.6 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Coolant Level Switch
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1986 Cadillac Cimarron  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1986 Cadillac Cimarron 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Solenoid
  • Battery
  • Coolant Fan Relay
  • Light Switch
  • Instrument Panel
  • 2005 Cadillac Deville DTS 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Cadillac Deville DTS 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Inside Rear View Mirror
  • Vehicle Communication Interface Module
  • OnStar Keypad
  • Button Backlighting
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: 4T60 - NO 3RD &/OR NO D OR R - DIAGNOSTIC TIPS
    Vehicle: 1991 Cadillac Seville 4.9 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: WARRANTY - OPERATING PROCEDURES - 18 POINTS - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac Concours 4.6 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR Cadillac AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most Cadillac cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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